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Arlene M. 'Rene' (Casner) Wagner
Arlene M. "Rene" Wagner, 88, formerly of Cuba Mills, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. She was the widow of Harry M. Wagner Sr. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Clarence W. Wagner
GRANVILLE - Clarence W. Wagner, 88, of 71 Goss Road, Lewistown, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at the Malta Home, Granville. Born Jan. 3, 1913 in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Jacob E. and Nancy (Culbertson) Wagner. His wife Eldora M. Wagner preceded him in death Nov. 26, 1984. Surviving are: children, Clarence W. Wagner Jr., Pelion, SC, Jacob E. Wagner, 73 Goss Road, Lewistown and Harold E. Wagner, 318 Logan St., Lewistown; sisters, Nora Pierce, Glen Rock, Myrtle Painter, Kingsland, TX and Grace Hoffman, Vineland, NJ; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. He had been employed by Fairmont Foods, formerly Abbotts Dairy of Belleville, and had also worked as a carpenter. He was a member of Little Valley Presbyterian Church, Vira, having served as an elder, trustee and a Sunday school teacher. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Little Valley Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in the Little Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Valley Presbyterian Church, 1392 Vira Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Clyde C. 'Butch' Wagner
MCCLURE - Clyde C. "Butch" Wagner, 92, of McClure, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born Dec. 12, 1908, in McClure, he was a son of the late Charles Adam and Sallie Jane (Laub) Wagner. His wife, Pearl E. Searer, whom he married in 1934, died Dec. 4, 1995. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Leon "Jim" (Sally) Fisher and Jack Wagner, both of McClure RR2, and Joe Wagner, Middleburg; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mertie Krick and Carrie Wagner in infancy, and five brothers, Roy, Clair, Alfred Sr., Tom and Harry "Hazz" Wagner. He retired in 1973 after 55 years of being an auctioneer. He was the first auctioneer at the Manheim Auto Auction in 1945. He served on the school board of the Midd-West School District during the 1950's. He also served on the McClure High School board of directors when they formed West Snyder High School. He donated the ground to begin the Veterans Memorial Pool in McClure in 1951 and he was instrumental in starting the McClure Little League during the late 1940's, by providing an area for the field. He was a member of Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure. He was also a member the McClure Bean Soup Committee during from the early years until 1993; a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 619, Middleburg; the Shriners and Tall Cedars; the McClure Rod and Gun Club; the American Legion Post 942, McClure; and the McClure Fire Company. He enjoyed hunting, Canadian fishing and being around people. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today, at the Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, where the family will he present from 7-9 p.m. There will be a masonic service at 8:45 p.m. provided by Lodge 619, Middleburg. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, the Veterans Memorial Pool or the McClure Little League, McClure, PA 17841.

Donald H. Wagner
MILL HALL - Donald H. Wagner, 80, of 2246 Long Run Road, Mill Hall, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in the emergency room of Lock Haven Hospital. Born June 29, 1920, in McClure, he was the son of the late Hurley and Bessie (Houser) Wagner. His wife, Geraldine J. (Gummo) Wagner, whom he married June 29, 1946 in Lock Haven, survives. Also surviving are: children, Carol A. Floruss, Woolrich and Donald R. Wagner, Lock Haven; sisters, Pauline Trego and Melda Leister, both of Lewistown and Faye Romig, McClure; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a welder and worked for American Color & Chemical, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Lock Haven American Legion, and Chef De Gare of the 40 et 8 Voiture 903, Mill Hall. He attended Rote United Methodist Church. Services were held at the convenience of the family at the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall, with the Rev. P. Franklin Hartzel Jr. officiating. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Rosecrans, Greene Township. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Rote United Methodist Church, c/o the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.

Edward H. Wagner
BEAVER SPRINGS - Edward H. Wagner, 72, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, at his home. He had been in ill health for the past year and a half. Born Oct. 8, 1928 in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Lester H. and Viola M. (Snook) Wagner. His wife of 50 years, Elsie Loys Fleming Wagner, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Jim R. (Sue A.) Kreamer, Troxelville, Mrs. Michael L. (Wendy L.) Wright and Steven A. Wagner, both of Beaver Springs RR1, Jeffrey N. Wagner, McAlisterville RR1 and Jerry L. Wagner, McClure RR2; a brother Robert O. Wagner, Beaver Springs RR1; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Mae Wagner and two sons, Fred LeRoy Wagner and James Monroe Wagner, all in infancy; twin sisters, Grace and Ethel Wagner; and a brother, Paul E. Wagner. He attended Beaver Vocational High School and graduated from McClure High School in 1948. He retired in 1996, from Lozier, McClure, after 35 years of service in the tool and die department. He was a member of the Bannerville Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon of the church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. In 1999, he went along to Little Rock, Ark. with Christian Endeavor to assist the tornado victims. He had donated nearly 10 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross through the years, and through this, learned of his leukemia. Earlier in life, he taught the youth at St. John's Ridge Church. He was a member of the McClure Volunteer Fire Company, the Beaver Springs Volunteer Fire Company and the Bannerville Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed working with wood and mechanical things. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bannerville Church of the Brethren, Bannerville, with the Rev. Liane Wagner and the Rev. Kenneth Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the Bannerville Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health Services, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857-9985 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Eugene W. 'Minute' Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Eugene W. "Minute" Wagner, 80, of 132 S. Main St., Lewistown, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the James E. VanZandt V.A. Medical Center, Altoona. Born July 18, 1920, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Walter Eugene and Dora (Himes) Wagner. He is survived by children, James E. Wagner, Quarryville, Patricia A. Sperling, Millersville, and Karen C. Glah, Lancaster; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was the last of his immediate family. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He had worked for Lingle Distributing, Lewistown. He was a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown and a member of their honor guard. He was also a member and past commander of the Lewistown American Legion. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with military honors by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: World War II Memorial Fund, Battle Monument Commission, Attn: GR048, PO Box 96074, Washington, DC 20090-6074.

Fay L. 'Skunk' Wagner
YEAGERTOWN - Fay L. "Skunk" Wagner, 92, of 302 N. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 17, 1909, in Armagh Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late William Bryson and Elva B. (Krichbaum) Wagner. His wife, Caroline V. (Eisenhower) Wagner, died in 1981. His companion, Dorothy Baker of Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, survives. He is also survived by children, Jerry L. Wagner, Reedsville, Mickey L. Wagner, Milroy and Mrs. C. Edward (Deanna) Fulton, Burnham; sister and brothers, Cora Shirey and Joe C. Wagner, both of Lewistown and Brownie Wagner, Burnham; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Wagner and a sister, Isabelle Vawn. He, along with his wife, established the Fay L. Wagner Recapping and Tire Service in Yeagertown in 1952 and worked there until his retirement. He attended Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown and was a member of the Milroy Lions Club; the East End Blue Rock Sportsmen's Club; the National Rifle Association; and was a charter member of the Nittany Antique Machinery Association Inc. of Central Pennsylvania. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. J. Faust Hissong officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor Activities Fund, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Florence A. Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Florence A. Wagner, 97, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of Parkview, Burnham, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 11, 1904, in Treaster Valley, she was the daughter of the late Howard Ambrose and Fannie Bigelow (Treaster) Wagner. Her husband, Martin Luther Wagner, died Nov. 26, 1969. Surviving are: children, William R. Wagner, New Lancaster Valley, Roy L. Wagner, Grove Port, OH and Chester E. Wagner, McClure; a sister, Beatrice Deamer, Burnham; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Wagner. She had been employed by the Arrow Shirt Factory and the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church, Spring Street, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor Roland Pecht officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Helen I. Wagner
MILL CREEK - Helen I. Wagner, 86, of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Dec. 7, 1914, in Newton Hamilton, he was the son of the late William and Viola (Moist) Kauffman. Her husband, Raymond C. Wagner, whom she married Aug. 23, 1943, died Dec. 15, 1981. Surviving are: children: Donald S. Kauffman of Pine Glen, McVeytown, Pat Gladfelter and Richard L. Wagner, both of HCR 61, Mill Creek, Connie Weaver of Shirleysburg RR1 and Charles N. Wagner of Palmyra and Linda Fortney of Mount Union RR1; three nephews raised in the home, Edward Woods of Huntingdon, Dean Woods of HCR 61, Mill Creek, and Pete Woods of Huntingdon; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren; two brothers, Ross Kauffman and Joseph Kauffman; and a sister, Margaret Woods. She was a graduate of Huntingdon High School. She retired in 1980 from Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Huntingdon and prior to that she worked at the American Viscose Corp. in Lewistown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mill Creek. She was a member and Past Matron of the Mount Union Chapter 280 Order of the Eastern Star; member and Past Royal Matron of Juniata Valley Court 121 Order of Amaranth; and had served in various state appointments in both of these organizations in the past. She was board member and past Recorder of Oneida Assembly 172, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, where she received the Grand Cross of Color. She was also a member of the Mill Creek Fire Company auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Faust Hissong officiating. Interment will be in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star and Amaranth memorial service at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Jeremiah R. 'Jerry' Wagner
BEAVERTOWN - Jeremiah R. "Jerry" Wagner, 59, of Beavertown, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 21, 1941, in Beavertown, he was the son of Cora E. (Bowersox) Wagner of Beavertown and the late Andrew G. Wagner. His wife, Linda A. (Richard) Wagner, whom he married Aug. 26, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Bradley G. (Tammy A.) Brought, Middleburg RR4 and Timothy A. Wagner, Beavertown; and three grandchildren. He was a 1959 graduate of West Snyder High School, where he played in the band. He also attended York Junior College and Susquehanna University. He was last employed by the Midd-West School District as a custodian at West Beaver Elementary School. He was a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He also owned and operated the Beavertown Shooter's Supply and had a distribution route for Aurand's Distributors. He enjoyed singing in Aurand's Men's Chorus during the 60's and 70's. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly tying, gospel singing, singing solos in church and quartet singing. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder and the Rev. Denton Malloney officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's United Church in Christ, Beavertown, PA 17813 or to SUN Home Health Services, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857-9985. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Madaline R. Wagner
REEDSVILLE - Madaline R. Wagner, 86, of 28 Mountain View Drive, Reedsville, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Clara (Thatcher) Rose. Her husband, Harry M. Wagner, whom she married Feb. 6, 1960, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Sharon D. Long, Reedsville and Nancy C. Demskie, Lewistown; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters. She was employed as a waitress at various area restaurants. She was a member of the Yeagertown United Methodist Church and the Pensioneers Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Marietta D. Wagner
MCCLURE - Marietta D. Wagner, 83, of McClure, formerly of Lewistown, died at 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the home of her son, where she resided during her five year illness. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Walter O. and Ida M. (Yeater) Jones. Her husband, Glenn K. Wagner, whom she married in 1937, died in 1982. She is survived by children, Mrs. Donald (Glenda K.) Folk, Naples, Fla. and Stanton C. Wagner, McClure RR2; sisters and brother, Helen Spickler, McVeytown, Barbara Leach, Mifflintown, and Gene Jones, Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, Betty Hale, Marie Clemens, Raymond Jones and Kenneth D. Jones. She retired in 1976 from the former Davis Manufacturing. She had also worked at Cluett Peabody Factory, Lewistown and the former S. H. Bubb Manufacturing. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure. She enjoyed sewing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon until the time of service Friday at the church. The McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Richard L. Wagner Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Richard L. Wagner Jr., 56, of 404 S. Brown St., Lewistown, died at 12:33 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1945 in Lewistown, he was the son of Betty (Swailes) Wagner of 48 Misty Lane, Lewistown and the late Richard L. Wagner Sr. His wife Ruth Ann (Marks) Wagner, whom he married July 7, 1979, survives. Also surviving are: children, Tracy A. Keyton and Amanda L. Wagner, both of Harrisburg, and Emily A. Wagner, at home; sister and brother, Mrs. Gary (Joanne) Crozier, Kissimee, Fla. and William H. Wagner, Spring Grove; and one grandson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an over the road truck driver, employed by Zimmerman Truck Lines, Mifflintown and from 1999 to the present for Krentzman's, Lewistown RR3. He was a member of the Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Roger D. Wagner Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Roger D. Wagner Sr., 83, of 300 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Feb. 26, 1918, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Jay Butler and Evelyn Wagner. His wife, Sarah (Elliott) Wagner, whom he married March 12, 1938, survives. He is also survived by children, Roger D. Wagner Jr., Johnstown and Gainelle E. Wagner, Harrisburg; a sister, Margaret Mims, Johnstown; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Early in life, he was employed by Royale Dairy, Lewistown; The Sentinel, Lewistown; as a mechanic at S & S Chevrolet, Warner-Lewis Buick, and Carl Beal Pontiac-Cadillac, all of Lewistown; and from 1960-1972, he was owner/operator of Wagner's B. P. Service Station, Lewistown. He was last employed from 1973 in the purchasing department of Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. He was a life member of the City, Hook, and Ladder Fire Company, a former life member of Junction Fire Company, and former member of the Mount Union Masonic Lodge. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Captain Eddie Purvis officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 3 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Anna E. Walker
LEWISTOWN - Anna E. Walker, 77, of 5736 SR 103 North, Lewistown, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Mabel (Hughes) Eby. Her husband, Clyde E. "Tarball" Walker, preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1988. Surviving are: children, Clyde E. "Ed" Walker, Jr., 30 Duquesne Way, Lewistown, and Mrs. Charles (Connie) Rodkey,195 Jacks Mountain Rd., McVeytown; and a grandaughter whom she raised, Sue (Walker) Howell, 45 Appleby Lane, McVeytown; sisters, Jenny Pittman, 215 Cider Lane, Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, and Doris Napikoski, Napikoski Lane, Lewistown; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ferencz. She was employed by Cluett-Peabody early in life and then a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewiatown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Altoona, Pa 16601.

Lena R. Walker
CHAMBERSBURG - Lena R. Walker, 96, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, Chambersburg, died at 12:13 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, at the nursing center. Born Feb. 1, 1905, in Siglerville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Margaret (Fultz) Fultz. Her husband, John Wesley Walker, died May 3, 1983. She had been employed at Knouse Foods in Chambersburg for a number of years. She was Protestant by faith. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, with the Rev. Paul B. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Jane Wenger Wallis
BELLEVILLE - Jane Wenger Wallis, 92, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of Hotel Lewistown, Lewistown, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan 18, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born Aug. 14, 1908, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Lucy (Pinching) Wenger. Surviving is a niece. She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by two brothers. She was the former owner of the Hotel Lewistown and a retired auditor for the U.S. government. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Doctor Derald W. Stump officiating. Interment will be in Shoop Cemetery, Harrisburg. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 South Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

W. Edward "Ed" Walmsley
FREEBURG - W. Edward "Ed" Walmsley, 77, of 13 W. Front St., Freeburg, Snyder County, died on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his residence. Born Oct. 5, 1923, in Freeburg, he was the son of the late William Wayland Howard and Anna Miriam (Brown) Walmsley. His wife, Ruby Matilda (Lindstrom) Walmsley, whom he married on Dec. 25, 1945, preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1994. He is survived by a companion, Betty Zeckman of Mifflinburg; and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two sons: Kenneth L. Walmsley on May 19, 1952 and Larry A. Walmsley on June 12, 1946; and one sister, Audrey Walmsley Musser on June 3, 2001. He graduated from Freeburg High School in 1941. He served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was in the Army Medical Corps as an x-ray technician. He was employed at the Danville State Hospital in Danville; the former Selinsgrove Colony (now the Selinsgrove Center), Selinsgrove; as a machinist for a machine shop in Danville; a long-distance truck driver for Interstate Trucking Lines in Ohio; and as a school bus driver for the former B.K. W. Company, now Rohrer Bus Service, of Hummels Wharf; and most recently drove school bus for Musser Bussing Company, McAlisterville. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Freeburg; a life member of the Freeburg Volunteer Fire Company, Freeburg; a 41-year member of the American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6631, Selinsgrove; and the S.E.O. Teamster Retirees Club and the American Association of Retired Persons. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Freeburg, with Pastor Alice Pawling officiating. Interment, with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 25 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6631, both of Selinsgrove, will be in Fairview Cemetery, in Freeburg. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Peter's United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 153, Freeburg, PA, 17827. Funeral arrangements were made by the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

Carol A. Walter
Carol A. Walter, 42, of Beaver Springs passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital, following a brief illness. Born Sept. 28, 1959, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Merrill F. and Grace M. (Harshbarger) Latherow of RR1 Ryde. August 1, 1998, she married Brent E. Walter, who survives. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Jessica M. "Jess" Duncan, at home; a brother, Larry F. Latherow of Ryde; a niece, Angela; two nephews, Kevin and Chris; and a great-niece and nephew. She graduated from Mount Union High School, class of 1977. She was last employed at Barrett Enterprises as a general manager of McDonalds, Lewistown for over 15 years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown. She enjoyed flowers, riding horses and was a devoted mother and wife. Her funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's UCC Church, with the Rev. Joclyn Richard-Livingstone officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's UCC Church, Beavertown, PA 17813 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Frances May Walter
LEWISTOWN - Frances May Walter, 87, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of 228 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 24, 1913, in Carthage, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and May C. (Seymore) Peters. Her husband, Glenn A. "Keggy" Walter, whom she married April 11, 1934, survives. She is also survived by children, Edward L. Walter, Elizabethtown and Mrs. Alfred (Judith A.) Emerson, Pine Street, Burnham; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Glenn A. 'Keggy' Walter
LEWISTOWN - Glenn A. "Keggy" Walter, 90, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 228 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 11:28 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Dec. 19, 1910, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Cloyd E. and Lilly (Erdley) Walter. His wife, Frances (Peters) Walter, died Dec. 30, 2000. He is survived by children, Edward L. Walter, Elizabethtown and Mrs. Alfred (Judith) Emerson; a brother, Lawrence E. Walter, Erie Street, Belleville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. He was employed in the melt shop of Standard Steel for 43 years, retiring in 1975. He attended the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. He was a member of the Burnham Lions Club for 46 years and a member of the Burnham Volunteer Fire Company, the Newtown Fire Company and the United Steelworkers of America No. 1940. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Burnham Volunteer Fire Company, 205 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Howard R. Walter
MIDDLEBURG - Howard R. Walter, 85, of Middleburg, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at River Woods, Lewisburg. He was the husband of Miriam V. (Gilbert) Walter, who survives. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg. Interment will be in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert R. 'Bob' Walter
Robert R. "Bob" Walter, 69, of Beavertown passed away at 10:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Middleburg, he was a son of the late Homer H. and Carrie (Musser) Walter. His wife, Marlys (Lunn) Walter, whom he married Jan. 16, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: five children: Melinda J. Meiser, Thompsontown RR1; Deborah A. Pyle, Middleburg; Roger A. Walter, McAlisterville; Michelle A. "Mick" Freed, Richfield; Mitzi J. Royer, Middleburg RR1; three stepchildren, Linda D. Keister, Beavertown RR1; Lisa N. Zechman, Beaver Springs RR1 and Rolland M. Southern, Washington, DC; 13 grandchildren, Jeremy, Alaina, Michael, Amber, Thomas, Jamie, Daniel, Brian, Christopher, Jessica, Megan, Carrie, Kaitlyn; 13 step-grandchildren, Jeri, Brian, Kristin, Curt, Bradley, Taneka, Ashlee, Ryan, Erica, Daniel, Luke, Levi, and Miriam; three sisters, Arla Smith, Westfield Terrace, Middleburg, Faye Walter, Beavertown and Carol Wallace, Beaver Springs RR1. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jr. in 2001; a granddaughter, Courtney D. Meiser in 2000; a sister, Pauline Long; and a brother, Earnest. He was last employed by the former Beavertown Cast Stone. He had also worked at the Selinsgrove Center, drove bus for the late Paul Gross, cared for the Adamsburg Cemetery, and had various other jobs through the years. He was a member of Christ Church, Beaver Springs. He enjoyed his grandchildren, working with wood, fishing, hunting and watching birds. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Christ Church, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. David Meckley officiating. Interment will be held in the Adamsburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 12 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701; the American Lung Association of Central PA, 264 Market St., Sunbury, PA 17801; or Christ Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. Aurand Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Robert R. Walter Jr.
LITTLE RIVER, SC - Robert R. Walter Jr., 48, of 190 Queens Road, Little River, SC, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the McLeod Hospital, Florence, SC, due to complications following heart surgery. Born June 27, 1952, in Sunbury, he was the son of Robert R. Walter St. of Beavertown and Shirley Strawser Barth of Calabash, NC. His wife, Vickie (Dressler) Walter, whom he married Jan. 22, 1983, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jeremy Walter, Mifflinburg and Alaina J. Walter, Little River, SC; stepson, Treg Dressler, Freeburg; brother and sisters, Roger Walter, McAlisterville, Melinda Meiser, Thompsontown, and Debra Pyle, Selinsgrove; and two grandchildren. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed as a truck driver for APB Inc. in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a member of the Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Calabash, NC; the Moose Lodge of Shallotte, NC; and the American Legion of Calabash, NC. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid sprint car fan. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Kathleen M. Ehrsam officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Freeburg. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Agnes Walters
LEWISTOWN - Agnes Walters, 82, of 39 Eastwood St., Lewistown, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 12, 1919 in Mound, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ida Lean (Thomas) Motley. Surviving are children, Iris Walters of Oakland, CA, Earlene Berry of Belleville, MI, Lonnie Jones of Oakland, CA, Frederick Willis of the Phillipines, Goleatha Willis and Carlos Moore, both of Lewistown and Jonelle Brox of Warren, MI; 20 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel AME Church, Lewistown, F.W. Black Senior Citizens Center, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Flint, Michigan. She loved the outdoors and she was a great woman who will be sadly missed. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in the Lind Memorial Cemetery. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service at the church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel AME Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Funeral arrangements were handled by Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Blaine S. Walters
MIFFLINTOWN - Blaine S. Walters, 76, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. Born July 15, 1925, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late WIlliam Blaine and Carrie M. (Varner) Walters. He is survived by his wife, Betty M. (Ricewick) Walters, whom he married Aug. 26, 1947. Also surviving are: a daughter, Susan M. Horning, Mifflintown RR3; five brothers, Russell Walters and Larry Walters, both of Mifflintown RR4, Clifford Walters, Reedsville, Brooks Walters, Mifflintown RR1, and Clyde Walters, Mifflintown RR3; four sisters, Ethel Bashore, Mifflin, Lavinia Dunmyre, Hummelstown, Norma Parker, Mifflintown RR3, and Loma Saner, Mifflintown RR4; two grandsons, Dave and Jeff. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven B. Walters, three sisters, Helen Hargador, Beulah Haubert and Betty Cox, and three brothers, Doran Walters, Gerald Walters and Marlin Walters. He was a retired bricklayer, with membership in the Bricklayer's International Union and Local 5. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II in the Pacific theater of operations. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Miffintown, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Genevieve L. Walters
BELLEVILLE - Genevieve L. Walters, 86, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Uniontown, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born June 25, 1915, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Tillie E. (Swaney) Gibson. Her husband, H. Gerald Walters, whom she married Aug. 8, 1938, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Samuel (Jerilyn) Strohm, Belleville and Gary L. Walters, North Huntingdon; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Gibson and sisters, Mildred Phillips and Beulah Enzor. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Uniontown and the Uniontown Service League. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the James Barnett Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, with the Rev. Samuel G. Strohm officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will provide all flowers, however memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Morgantown & Fayette streets, Uniontown, PA 15401 or to West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, PO Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Russel R. Walters
BELLEVILLE - Russel R. Walters, 82, of 253 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born July 26, 1918, in Middleburg, he was the son of the late Ralph and Verna (Rowe) Walters. His wife, Betty (Steininger) Walters, whom he married in 1940, survives. He is also survived by sons, R. Rodney Walters, New York and Marvin Walters, Lansdale; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Mifflin County Savings bank for 47 years, where he was President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. He was also Mifflin County Veteran's Officer for two years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school, served as chairman of the finance committee and was on the administrative board of the church. He was also a member and past president of the Lewistown Kiwanis; director of AAA; and served on the Hospital Authority & Parking Authority. He was a recipient and a member of the Brotherhood Award of Round Table of Christians and Jews; member of the United Fund, where he served as chairman; member of Ancient Scottish Rite since 1965; member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM; and a member of the Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter 186. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl R. Waltz
REEDSVILLE - Carl R. Waltz, 84, of Reedsville, formerly of State College, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born March 27, 1917, in State College, he was a son of the late Alfred W. and Mary Verna (Hoy) Waltz. His wife, Nancy L. (Snell) Waltz, whom he married April 30, 1983, survives. Also surviving are: children, Patricia Scott, Linda Way, Carl R. Waltz Jr., Edward B. Waltz and Dennis F. Waltz, all of State College; sisters and brothers, Lois Stoner, Oklahoma, Betty Hendrickson, North Carolina, Helen Auman, Lock Haven, Louise Yearick and Charles Waltz, both of New Jersey, Robert Waltz, Delaware, Donald Waltz, Alexandria and Jack Waltz, State College; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He graduated from State College High School. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was owner of the former Waltz Sporting Goods Store in State College. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He enjoyed big game hunting. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in Centre County Memorial Park. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Phyllis H. Watson
HUNTINGDON - Phyllis H. Watson, 80, of RD4 Box 329, Huntingdon, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at her home. Her husband, John Watson, preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, Joanne Young, Belleville, George D. Watson, Huntingdon, Donald C. Watson, Hesston, and John E. Watson, York Springs; a sister, Jane I. Reihart, Hesston; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a machine operator at Owens Corning and a Methodist by faith. No services are scheduled. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Robert E. Watson
YEAGERTOWN - Robert E. Watson, 73, of 33 North Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 11:56 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1927, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Richard and Mary (Elliot) Watson. His wife, Shirley A. (Shatzer) Watson, whom he married Nov. 12, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Bruce (Vicki) Burlew, Lewistown, Mrs. James (Lesa) Griffin, Monroeville, NJ and Richard Watson, Yeagertown; a brother, James Watson, Reedsville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Watson. He was employed as a foreman at Avtex Fibers/Lewistown Specialty Yarns for 25 years, retiring in 1991 and as a clerk at Burnham Hardware, from 1991 to the present. He was a member of the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, the National Rifle Association and Camp Rayona. He was also active in various church offices and committees. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099 or to the American Lung Association of Central PA, 205 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801. A public memorial service will be held at the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, which will be announced at a later date. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Lois O. Mauery Watt
LEWISTOWN - Lois O. Mauery Watt, 79, of 130 Stine Drive, Lewistown, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born April 19, 1922, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Lewis C. and Clara E. (Richard) Edmiston. Her first husband, Paul E. Mauery, died May 13, 1974 and her second husband, Edward Watt, died Oct. 31, 1979. She is survived by children, Paul E. Mauery Jr., Mrs. E. Stephen (Judith) Bryant, and Scott A. Mauery, all of Lewistown, and Mrs. Larry (Jacqueline) Warholak, Virginia Beach, Va.; stepchildren, Lynn E. Watt, Thomas E. Watt, and William A. Watt, all of Bethlehem; sisters and brother, Mabel R. Edmiston, Kish Apartments, Lewistown, Wilbur Edmiston, Rehrersburg, and Mildred P. Hartley, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was a self-employed beautician and owned the Lois Watt Beauty Salon, Lewistown for 41 years. She was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Miriam I. Watts
MCALISTERVILLE - Miriam I. Watts, 76, of McAlisterville, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 17, 1924, in Richfield, she was the daughter of the late Ira S. and Eva M. (Graybill) Arbogast. Her husband, Lloyd C. Watts, whom she married June 2, 1945, survives. She is also survived by children, Edward Watts, Harry L. Watts and Joy R. Watts, all of McAlisterville; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, North Arbogast, Russell Arbogast, William Arbogast, Gladys Shirk, Mildred Hann, and Ruth Bidamin. She was a 1942 graduate of Freeburg High School. She was a homemaker most of her life and also worked at Stong's Greenhouse from 1970-1985 and at the Richfield Shirt Factory from 1942-1948. She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers, painting, making crafts and making sock monkeys. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, Cocolamus, with the Rev. Edward Watts and the Rev. Stephen A. Kovac officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 206, Richfield, Pa 17086.

Luvada E. Weader
MCCLURE - Luvada E. Weader, 90, of McClure, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born May 10, 1911, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Hurley P. and Maggie E. (Steninger) Snook. June 30, 1935, Her husband, Elder E. Weader, whom she married June 30, 1935, died Nov. 16, 2000. Surviving are: a son, Edwin L. Weader, McClure; a brother, Orrie E. "Bud" Snook, Beaver Springs RR1; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon D. Weader on March 4, 1957; a sister, Edna C. Dippery; and two brothers, Russell H. Snook and Charles W. "Short" Snook. She worked at the former American Viscose Corporation from 1928-1940. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, where she taught in the youth department of the Sunday school for many years and participated in the Women's Guild and the Pollyanna Class. She was very active in the McClure Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary, and was instrumental in organizing the pot-pie meals during the yearly carnival. She enjoyed gardening, rug making, embroidery, canning and sewing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Mt. Bethel UCC Church, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church, where the family will be present at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the memorial fund of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, PO Box 23, McClure, PA 17841. The Aurand Funeral Home, North Brown Street, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.

Velma L. Weaver
GETTYSBURG - Velma L. Weaver, 65, of 142 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, died at 4:36 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2001, at York Hospital. Born March 18, 1936, in Snyder County, she was the daughter of Lottie Mae (Willow) Swartz of 206 N. Stratton St., Gettsyburg and the late Norman M. Swartz. Her husband, Earl L. Weaver, who she married in 1953, survives. Also surviving are: a brother, Norman M. Swartz of Emmitsburg, MD; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Darlene) J. Koontz of Emmitsburg, MD, and Mrs. Roger (Rita) Oswald of Bonneville. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, of Gettysburg, and early in her life, she worked at the Lewistown Hospital for eight years. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Marshall Deckard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Interment will be at St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

Ralph E. Webb
DUBLIN, VA - Ralph Edward Webb, 64, of 225 Flanagan Ave., Dublin, VA, died Friday, April 27, 2001 at his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1937 in Allisonia, VA, he was a son of the late Hobie and Josie (Landreth) Webb. His wife Alma (Henley) Webb preceded him in death. Surviving are: sons, Gary Webb and Randy Webb, both of Dublin, VA; a sister and two brothers, Vicie Bryant, Richmond, VA, Ernest Webb, Richmond, VA and David Webb, Lewistown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 815 Randolph Ave., Pulaski, VA, with Dr. C.R. Conner and the Rev. Margaret Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hufford Cemetery, Pulaski County, VA. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NRV Hospice, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141. The family will be meeting at the residence of his son Gary Webb 117 Sixth St., Dublin, VA.

W. Chester Weiand
MILROY - W. Chester Weiand, 85, of 1379 Siglerville Pike, Milroy, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 19, 1915 in Alfarata, he was a son of the late William J. and Ida A. (Treaster) Weiand. His wife Josephine F. (Goss) Weiand preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 1999. Surviving are: children, Leroy J. Weiand and Margaret E. Bowers, both of Milroy, and Mary A. Tate, Newport, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Melvin Neal 'Muggs' Weibley
PORT ROYAL - Melvin Neal "Muggs" Weibley, 81, of 423 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, formerly of Stoney Point, Loysville, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1919, in Stoney Point, Loysville, he was the son of the late Shelburn H. Weibley and Margaret (Scott) Weibley Bressler. Surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Laura) Ainsworth, Millerstown RR1 and Mrs. Larry (Christina) Campbell, Duboistown; stepchildren, Pamela Nottingham, Williamsport, Jeannette Hammons, Carlisle, and Charles Hammons, Millerstown RR1; a sister, Mary E. Laughlin, Hematite, Mo.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was a U S Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from L. B. Smith Inc., Camp Hill, as a diesel and heavy equipment mechanic. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Rev. Robert J. Meyer officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing.

Belle L. Lane Weikel
LEWISTOWN - Belle L. Lane Weikel, 87, of Creek Drive, Lewistown, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1913, in Cassville, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Ida Bowman. Her first husband, Harvey A. Lane, died May 31, 1953 and her second husband, Foster Weikel, died Nov. 8, 1987. Surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Shirley) Hamman and Harvey D. Lane, both of McVeytown and Carol Palm, McConnellstown; sisters and brothers, Martha Witters, Philipsburg, Sara Bousum, Mapleton, Mrs. William (Mary) States, McConnellstown, James Bowman, Shirleysburg and Alex Bowman, Easton; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ella O'Donnell; an infant son, Terry Lane; two brothers, Fred Bowman and Milton Bowman; a grandson, Randy Wertz; and a granddaughter, Tina Kearns. She was a homemaker. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Cornelius Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 67 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Miriam E. Weiler
NEWVILLE - Miriam E. Weiler, 86, of Green Ridge Retirement Center, Newville, and formerly of Middle Road, Lewistown, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the retirement center. Born Jan. 30, 1915, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Frederick F. and Anna E. (Conley) Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Weiler, on Aug. 3, 1998. Surviving are: a son, David F. Weiler, Mechanicsburg; a sister, Isabelle Clelan, Lewistown; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. She was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having served in World War II, and was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be at the Belleville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Margaret M. Weimer
LEWISTOWN - Margaret M. Weimer, 83, of Beverly-Healthcare William Penn, formerly of 111 Church St., Burnham, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Paraska (Shurbick) Slavish. Her husband, Robert A. Weimer, died July 28, 1972. Surviving are: children, Robert A. Weimer, Fairfield, CA, Mrs. David (Patricia) Walker, 475 Summit Drive, Lewistown and Mrs. James (Margaret) "Peggy" Brought, 213 Second Ave., Burnham; brothers and sisters, Frank Slavish, Stine Drive, Lewistown, Thomas Slavish, Myrtle Beach, SC, Helen Steele and Anne Slavish, both of 208 Eighth Ave., Burnham and Mrs. John (Betty) Brown, Puallap, WA; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter and three brothers. Early in life she worked for the American Viscose Corp., then as a hairdresser for 15 years at Anne's Beauty Shop, Burnham, and later as a sales person at Danks for 18 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister and member of St. Mary's Guild of the Church and the Parish council. She was also a committee member for the Fall Foliage Festival, the Burnham High School reunion and active with the Burnham Jubilee. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 106 North Dorcas St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave, Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Joan M. Weitkamp
NEWPORT - Joan M. Weitkamp, 38, of Newport, died Wednesday, July 18, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1963, in Watertown, SD, she was the daughter of Phyllis Conaway of York Haven and the late Raymond D. Henry, both formerly of Lewistown. Surviving are: three brothers, Raymond "Dave" Henry of York Haven, Fred Henry of Lewistown and Tim Conaway of York; a sister, Linda Ebright of South Carolina; and a step-father, Samuel Conaway of York Haven. She was an administrative assistant at Info Tech Consulting in Camp Hill. Memorial contributions can be may to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 66 Big Mount Road, Thomasville, PA 17364.

Rena M. Weller
MCVEYTOWN - Rena M. Weller, 88, formerly of McVeytown, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at the Malta Home, Granville. Born Feb. 2, 1913, in Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Nelson G. and Mary Ella (Miller) Knepp. Her husband, William H.H. Weller, preceded her in death in 1937. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Harshbarger, McVeytown, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Esther Knepp, Earl Knepp, Andrew Knepp, Lester Knepp, and John Knepp. She was employed at Empire Kosher, retiring in 1973. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family will provide all flowers.

Betty J. Welshonse
PORT ROYAL - Betty J. Welshonse, 72, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of Port Royal RR3 (Tuscarora), died at 4:22 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 19, 1928, in VanDyke, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Martha (Williams) Welshonse. She is survived by brother and sisters, John A. "Jack" Welshonse and Sarah Louise DeLancey, both of Port Royal RR3, Bertha Snavely, Millersville, Hazel Keister, Thompsontown, and Donna Baughman, Ickesburg RR. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Welshonse and two sisters, June Welshonse and Dorothy Burns. She worked in various departments at Empire Kosher. She was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Charles Sheaffer officiating. There will be no viewing.

David Henry Welshonse
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - David Henry Welshonse, 35, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died of natural causes at 5:10 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at Sunbury Community Hospital. Born July 27, 1965, in East Waterford, he was the son of Rhoda Wileman of Sannettsburg and the late Harry Thomas Gibboney. He was adopted and raised by Connie Knepp Leonard of Harrisburg and Harry Welshonse of McAlisterville. His wife, Diane C. Woodling, whom he married July 30, 1988, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Tyler H. and James E., both at home; sister and brothers, Teresa Crouse, Dry Run, Randy Wileman, Rocksberry, Dale Henry, Sannettsburg, Robert Henry, Shippensburg, Paul Henry, Harrisburg, and Jacob Wileman, Frackville; and maternal grandparents, Sylvia and David Kirk. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Henry. He was a 1984 graduate of Juniata High School. He was employed by Bingaman and Son Lumber, Kreamer as a leadman for 12 years. He enjoyed working on garden tractors and cars. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Barbara Woodling and Pastor John Johnston officiating. Family will receive friends 4 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

John A. "Jack" Welshonse
PORT ROYAL - John A. "Jack" Welshonse, 81, of Port Royal RR3, Tuscarora, died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village. Born Feb. 23, 1920, in Woodlawn, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Martha P. (Williams) Welshonse. His wife, Margaret "Peg" Welshonse, died on Oct. 14, 1997. Surviving are: three sons, John A. Welshonse Jr., Mifflintown RR5, F. Scott Welshonse, Mifflintown RR3, and Timothy J. Welshonse, Port Royal RR3; three sisters, Bertha Snavely, Millersville, Sarah Louise DeLancey, Port Royal RR3, and Hazel Keister, Thompsontown; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Welshonse, Donna Baughman, June Welshonse, Dorothy Burns, and two brothers, William Welshonse and Dan Welshonse. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WW II with Merrill's Marauders in the C.B.I. Theater of Operations, and later was a conrail track foreman, retiring in 1980 after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethern, the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association, and the Local 3002 Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Charles Sheaffer officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, where complete military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Tuscarora Church of the Brethren in care of Cathy Eaton, treasurer, RR2 Mifflintown, P.A., 17059, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Mary Louetta Sieber Wenger
AKRON - Mary Louetta Sieber Wenger, 92, of 925 Main St., Akron, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 at Ephrata Manor, Ephrata. Born Feb, 20, 1909 in East Salem, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Ira Haldeman and Melinda Jane (Yeigh) Sieber. Her husband Clayton Monroe Wenger preceded her in death in 1993. Surviving are: children, Cornelia Irene Horst, Broadalbin, NY, Grace Lorraine Heck, Sierra Vista, AZ, and David Alvin Wenger, New York City, NY; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Irene Sieber MacKay, and by a brother, Ira Clyde Sieber. She was a graduate of Thompsontown High School. She did housecleaning for many years, was an avid gardener, and was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family. Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, with the Rev. Jeffrey High officiating. Interment will be in Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery in West Earl Township. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the church.


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